October 21, 2009 by esarsea
At 53 years I’m certainly not part of metal music’s target demographic. Consistent with that observation, there are a number of metal acts that I do not care for. This is especially true with any number of bands (be it real or a marketing ploy) who deal in satanic and/or demonic stuff. I’ve got no room in my life for those kind of influences, even if it is, “Just music” as some might say. I actually feel quite strongly about stuff like that. For example, I won’t even allow a Ouija board in my home….and it’s non-negotiable, period. But that’s a whole other topic for another time.
Back to music. I have grown to appreciate what I consider to be quality metal. Angry, in-your-face, extra-hard rock music that’s full of attitude and energy. A sub-genre of hard rock pioneered by the likes of Pantera. Music with an overall nastiness but still featuring high-quality musicianship and vocals, including screaming/growling and the occasional F-bomb, as long as it’s not overdone.
FFDP has released their sophmore offering, War Is The Answer that I can’t seem to get away from. It gets better every time I listen to it. Their debut album, The Way of The Fist is also an outstanding effort in my opinion.
I invite you to visit the Five Finger Death Punch website, and locate the player on the left margin of the page. From there you can click to play 5 tracks, 1 of which is from their new album.
I still love the Blues and Blues-Rock, as well as many other styles of music. But when I’m ready to throw down, Five Finger Death Punch rocks my world!